Regular readers this blog know that the ‘halo’ of ‘better-for-you’ continues to drive foodservice customer adoption. The team at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® has documented companies the ilk of Everytable, Green Zebra Grocery and others as they expand the grocerant niche filled with ‘better-for-you’ fresh prepared food. Today you can add Maple Leaf Market to that list.
Maple Leaf Market is one of the ‘Next-generation’ of chain retailers that are targeting grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-n-Eat fresh prepared food that healthier, fresher, faster than most existing retailers. Central New York-based Oneida Nation plans to introduce Maple Leaf Market, its it is a convenience store brand that focuses on fresh, made-to-order food. Maple Leaf will emphasize healthier grab-and-go meal and snack offerings made with fresh ingredients and freshly brewed gourmet coffee.
Currently the plans call for five Maple Leaf Market locations within the next two to three years with construction on the first store, is set to begin this month (May 2017) with a grand opening planned for the fall.
Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation representative and Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO stated "We are constantly evolving our businesses as the needs and lifestyles of our guests change,"…"Combining a convenient one-stop-shop experience with fresh made-to-order food, Maple Leaf Market will fulfill the needs for our always-on-the-go guests moving forward."
Leveraging success Maple Leaf Market's menu of fresh sandwiches, soups, salads, pastas and more will be developed by the culinary team from the Nation's Turning Stone Resort Casino. Snacks will include fresh-cut fruits and vegetables with freshly brewed gourmet coffee. Yet there is more Maple Leaf Market will offer grocery and essential items, competitively priced gasoline, and a variety of imported and domestic beers.
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